Alfa Romeo has made its plans completely clear. It’s going EV, and that implies that the Giulia and Stelvio as they exist at present with highly effective gasoline engines will finally stop to exist. Nevertheless, we’re nonetheless a number of years away from that electrical future, so Alfa has a bit time to play its present fashions out with model.
We requested senior VP of Alfa Romeo Larry Dominique what we should always count on from Giulia and Stelvio in between now and the change to electrical, and he was joyful to offer us a glimpse at what’s forward.
“So what we’ve completed is develop these buzz fashions,” Dominique tells us. “The primary one is the Estrema, which we’ve already introduced and we’re launching it with 2023 manufacturing in Could. This fall, we’re going to begin speaking about different issues like a Lusso Version and Competizione Version and issues like that.”
We’ve already heard in regards to the Estrema, however the Lusso Version and Competizione Version are each new. The Lusso, if Alfa stays constant, will possible be a luxury-centered model of the Giulia and Stelvio. It’s the Competizione that has our consideration. Just like the Estrema, this mannequin seems like it will be directed towards fanatics and have some efficiency upgrades.
“So we’re going to take a look at these totally different parts, totally different components, QV components on a Veloce and issues like that,” Dominique mentioned. “Distinctive coloration mixtures and distinctive colours.”
Including QV (Quadrifoglio) components to non-Quadrifoglio fashions is a equally attractive proposition. We will hope that it involves go, as a result of this might lead to some somewhat aggressive-looking Giulias and Stelvios that don’t include a Quadrifoglio worth.
Wanting into the considerably extra distant future, Dominique says that the present technology Giulia and Stelvio will get one remaining refresh for the 2024 mannequin 12 months.
“In 2024 mannequin 12 months, we’re going to have a remaining minor change for Stelvio and Giulia,” Dominique continued. “So that you’re going to see some adjustments visually inside and outdoors, related to that. And we’ll proceed with the thrill mannequin technique, though we’ve the 2024 change coming on the identical time.”
When you’re a Giulia or Stelvio fan (as we are usually), this remaining refresh automobile is sure to be a fascinating one. As an alternative of dwindling away with none consideration, Alfa is singing its gas-powered Giulia and Stelvio out with a bit love earlier than they’re formally put out to pasture in favor of electrical fashions.
We requested Dominique about the potential for a mid-tier efficiency mannequin to separate the distinction between the intense Quadrifoglio and regular Giulia/Stelvio, however there’s no probability of that occuring now. Because it stands, Dominique says the Quadrifoglio is seeing higher demand now than it’s ever had, and Alfa says it’s growing manufacturing of the twin-turbo V6 mannequin for 2023.